For America (Prayer 124)

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Strength, Oh LORD our God,

Give us strength to endure

These evil times where so many

Have forgotten simple truths


Truths that bring us life

And spare much pain

But instead so many

Proudly spread their pain through lies


Lies that enslave the mind and

Constrain the heart in ways that

We can barely comprehend

We’ve lost ourselves, our place


This place in space and time

Where we should shine

And instead even light seems dark

At last, the salt, flavorless


Some flavor (saltiness) remains—a scant

(That remnant of every age)

But it seems so spare, LORD,

That hopelessness has begun to spread


It spreads, while we trust

Not in what our eyes perceive

We trust in He who commands the sea

We trust in Thee—Abba, Please!


Please, help renew your people

Renew our minds, and spirits

And hearts—for new hearts, we plead

For You to intervene


Your intervention is our hope

Our only hope, to live

As individuals, a people

Indeed, as a country


A country founded looking to You

Cannot remain while turned

To the house of harlotry

We know this, help us see


See the blood of Jesus

Crying out for our return

To repentance, forgiveness

And grace! To be free, as we aim



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